Professor Nando Ochoa

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: 215
  • Building: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Distribution Networks (analysis, modelling, operation, planning, optimisation)
  • Network Integration of Battery Storage (medium-to-small scale battery storage, management, aggregation)
  • Network Integration of Electric Vehicles (impacts, management, planning)
  • Network Integration of Renewables (medium-to-small scale wind and photovoltaic generation, impacts, management, planning)
  • Smart Grids (distribution networks, active network management, low carbon technologies, optimisation, hardware-in-the-loop)

Biography

I am Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I am also part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester, UK. I am an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2015 and an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. From 2011 to 20 From 2007 to 2010 I was a Research Fellow in Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, UK. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering received from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both received from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil). I am the co-author of 160+ research papers (publications) in peer-reviewed top-class international journals and conferences, 60+ technical reports, and the co-inventor of two patents, one filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE) and one filed by The University of Melbourne.


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Recent publications

  1. Procopiou A, Ochoa L. Adaptive asset congestion management in PV-rich LV networks. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2019.8811004
  2. Procopiou A, Petrou K, Ochoa L, Langstaff T, Theunissen J. Adaptive Decentralized Control of Residential Storage in PV-Rich MV-LV Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2889843
  3. Franco JF, Procopiou A, QuirÓs-TortÓs J, Ochoa L. Advanced control of OLTC-enabled LV networks with PV systems and EVs. IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 14. DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2019.0208
  4. Ricciardi TR, Petrou K, Franco JF, Ochoa L. Defining Customer Export Limits in PV-Rich Low Voltage Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2853740
  5. Quiros-Tortos J, Victor-Gallardo L, Ochoa L. Electric Vehicles in Latin America. IEEE ELECTRIFICATION MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1109/MELE.2019.2908791
  6. Nacmanson W, Jaglal D, Ochoa L. Holistic time-varying small signal stability assessment in PV-rich power systems. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810615
  7. Petrou K, Procopiou A, Ochoa L, Langstaff T, Theunissen J. Impacts of price-led operation of residential storage on distribution networks: An australian case study. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810955
  8. Procopiou A, Ochoa L. On the limitations of volt-var control in pv-rich residential lv networks: A UK case study. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810797
  9. Gutierrez-Lagos L, Ochoa L. OPF-Based CVR Operation in PV-Rich MV-LV Distribution Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2894795
  10. Jaglal D, Nacmanson W, Ochoa L. Quantification and verification of residential battery response for frequency regulation in PV-rich power systems. 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810872
  11. Petrou K, Procopiou A, Ochoa L, Langstaff T, Theunissen J. Residential battery controller for solar PV impact mitigation: A practical and customer-friendly approach. 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution. 2019.
  12. Genes C, Esnaola I, Perlaza SM, Ochoa L, Coca D. Robust Recovery of Missing Data in Electricity Distribution Systems. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019, Vol. 10, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2018.2848935
  13. Procopiou A, Petrou K, Ochoa L. A Controller for a Photovoltaic Generation and Energy Storage System. (Patent no. )
  14. Zhang Z, Ochoa L, Valverde G. A novel voltage sensitivity approach for the decentralized control of DG plants. 2018 IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING (PESGM). IEEE. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2732443
  15. Cuffe P, Ochoa L. A Voltage Control Scheme for Generation-Dominated Networks to Maximize Power Export. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2865178

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